I did these two weigh-ins yesterday, one before my leg workout and one after. What I learned from this is that (1) drinking 500mL of water adds weight (obviously); and (2) the body fat % itself and the amount of muscle is not accurately measured on that scale, since I clearly didn’t gain 1.5lbs of fat and lose half a pound of muscle in an hour.
So, even though I generally ignore my weight (focusing instead on how I look, feel and perform), for the next month, it’s going to have to be a measure of my progress.
I know I’ve put on fat over the last 6 months, but I’ve also definitely gained muscle. Back in March, I weighed 122lbs, leg pressed 270, and deadlifted 135. Now I’m 131lbs, leg press 480, and deadlift 215. Time to cut back some of this flub and take a look at the muscles I know are under there :)
So, 1500 calories per day, 20% carbs, 40% protein, 40% fat. More cardio, including intervals. Less rest between sets. Low sodium. All the water. Lots of sleep.
We know how to do this. Let’s get ‘er done.